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Photo: Cordelia Dewdney as Mary Shelley in a promo image.
Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced the cast and production staff for their new adaptation of “Frankenstein,” written and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, creator of the company’s creator of “Moby Dick” and “Lookingglass Alice.” “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” runs May 8–August 4 at Lookingglass’ Water Tower Water Works performance space.
“I’m fascinated by the blur between Mary Shelley’s story of creation, rejection, and destruction and her own life of love, loss, and abandonment. How does the human heart survive desolation and misery?” notes Catlin. “We’re collaborating with the Actors Gymnasium to bring Frankenstein’s haunting ghosts high into the air above and have five extraordinary actors digging deep to animate this story that continues to unsettle us two hundred years after it was written.”
The cast includes Artistic Associate Walter Briggs (Victor/Shelley), with Debo Balogun (Dr. Polidori), Cordelia Dewdney (Mary Shelley), Keith D. Gallagher (Byron/Creature), and Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel (Claire). The creative team includes Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling (scenic design), Sully Ratke (costume design), William C. Kirkham (lighting design), Artistic Associate Rick Sims (sound design/composition), Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (circus design), Isaac Schoepp (rigging design), Amanda Herrmann (properties design), Linda Gates (dialect coach), and Mary Hungerford (stage manager).
The production is recommended for ages 12 and up, and tickets are on sale now. More info at (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org.